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Investigating the Future - Lessons from the 'Scene of the Crime'

By: Charles Brass (view speaker details)

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Futurists investigate clues and evidence to attempt to answer difficult questions, much like crime-scene investigators.

Charles Brass
Futurists investigate clues and evidence to attempt to answer difficult questions, much like crime-scene investigators. But while CSIs try to determine things that have already happened, futurists look to what may yet happen, and what we can do now to influence it.

As practitioners of a relatively young profession, futurists are frequently asked to explain what they do. Often, the askers have some skepticism. I personally have lost track of the number of times people have asked to see my crystal ball or my time machine when I have shown them my business card.

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